Need to produce a cracking gift for Valentine’s Day or a special anniversary, but can’t be dealing with the crowds along Orchard Road? Here’s our guide to shopping from the comfort of your home, office or even in the gym with the help of your trusty mobile.
For that last minute romantic getaway: Check out HotelQuickly. Through HotelQuickly, travellers will be able to save time and money by offering amazing deals at the best hotels in Asia Pacific. We’re talking about an average of 28% off the best 3 to 5 star hotels Asia has to offer.
For the stylish & quirky: If you’re looking for unique gifts from some of the best independent designers and brands from around the world, HipVan is the place to be – especially with its free shipping for order of more than $75. With well-designed products such as stylish home décor, great food, luxury hotel bedding, 3D printers, stylish wallets and great gadgets, HipVan is your one stop shop.
For the hipster in your life: Be it gifts for him, her or the both of you, Naiise is another well-curated shopping spot for all things original, inspiring and well designed. Based in Singapore and shipping internationally, Naiise is one of the fastest growing design retailers with a selection of more than 2,000+ products from 250 emerging and established Singaporean and global brands. Naiise has worked to nurture a selection of products designed with love and strong design.
For the fashionable: Zalora – need we say more? With a plethora of brands, great discounts of fashion, accessories, footwear and beauty products for him and her, you can’t go wrong with them.
For a special surprise: If you’re looking to make a surprise drop off for your significant other at their office, home or at the restaurant you’re having dinner at, check out Dilivr.It. A revolutionary app, Dilivr.It connects individuals and businesses to local couriers who can pick up and deliver immediately. Your special surprise can be arranged and delivered within 5 minutes, with a 2 hour delivery window at the maximum. Dilivr.It’s network is vetted – so you name it, they’ll deliver it safely.
For the beachside woo: Want that perfect date location, with the cool sea breeze, a nice seaside view and great food and cocktails, check out Coastes Singapore. The Sentosa island, beachside bar now has an app that lets you order your meals en route to the restaurant or on site, from the comfort of your phone! If you’re looking for a nice chilled out location for the day, pre-dinner, this is your spot.
For a romantic night in: Always wanted to surprise your “better half” with a little home cooked goodness? Well Red Mart has it all lined up for you. The online grocer now has a range of Fresh Meal Kits for 2 that’ll make you Jamie Oliver or Nigella Lawson for a night. With clear instructions and meals like Chicken Chorizo pasta or Roasted Butternut Pumpkin with Wild Rice Stuffing and Fetta, you’re going to be tonight’s Kitchen Hero! Check them out here or via the Meal Kits choice on the Red Mart app.
For flowers: These are basic must-have for most couples. While your local florist may be up to their eyeballs in orders, simplify things and order online from Singapore Florist. You can book and order flowers on your phone and it’ll be charged directly to your PayPal account.
Note: All of the above apps can be easily downloaded via PayPal, enabling you to have Valentine’s Day sorted in just a couple of swipes. Or, you can simply download them from the iTunes and/or Google Store.